Clarifying Priorities

Priorities.

There’s more to come: We continue to shout our praise even when we’re hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next. In alert expectancy such as this, […]

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Writing as Witness

My journal bears witness to my life and calls attention to the One greater than I.

To be a writer is to write on behalf of, even if it’s on the behalf of herself. It’s to bear witness to her own life and to hold it beneath the glare of her writing. It is to study and prod in an attempt to understand – sometimes even when there is no understanding […]

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How to be a Better Writer: Take a Stand

A writer has to take a stand.

In college writing courses, professors typically warn against making absolute statements. It’s valid advice; there always is a “but” for an absolute. An avoidance of absolute statements, though, does not mean writers shouldn’t take an absolute stand. To stand for something is risky, but the risk is what makes the writing soar. Without it, the […]

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